It’s been a busy month already. I enjoy that, but still it is nice to have down day. It got me to thinking about what a perfect day might look like.
It too would be a busy day yes?
Oh yes. A perfect day could be the day they discover how to make zero calorie chocolate that tastes like regular! It would be partly spent at the beach, partly deep in the wood hiking. I’d have my pup with me and the weather would be hot, low humidity with a good breeze. Oh..and we’d have ice-cream somewhere in there too. And every meal would be delectable and full of my favourite things. Most importantly I would not be the one cooking or cleaning up!
Hmmm, maybe I should finish my breakfast before I write more. I’m sensing a theme
You know what I noticed? All of the stuff I’ve thought about so far is all about me. There is nothing in there that reaches out to the rest of the world.
Ouch. What is that saying?
I actually lay awake last night contemplating this. It was really bothering me. Somewhere in there I was missing something really important. I suppose I could reason out that the perfect day would be about indulging in all my favorite pleasures right? But that seemed like a childish way to create a perfect day. I want to live my life bigger than that.
So I realized at some point that my day of pure focus on me-me-me and indulgence doesn’t make sense because I get a great deal of pleasure, joy and elation when I help a person with a breakthrough. I love knowing that I created something or caused someone else to have a better day. My heart needs to feel that I have been compassionate and done something to assist those who cannot speak for themselves and who are vulnerable in order to be at peace with itself. I know this. How are these things not in my perfect day?
So, the universe heard me. This morning as I sat down to write I came across this quote quite by accident.
You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. ~John Wooden
Yes. The universe is not always super subtle is it? The thing is, I needed to hear that. I was correct in where I was going with this thought process. Even a made-up, perfect day would need to fall in line with my values in order to really be perfect.
Shoot, this stuff runs deep doesn’t it? I am always being amazed at where I discover my values making my life run its true course.
In all truth, this wasn’t what I had planned to write about today. The realization of how important living in your truth is and how it touches every single aspect of life really made me sit up and take notice today. When my heart and soul gets a message like this I have to share it. It’s bigger than me and I need to let it out.
My truth. My joy, my peace comes from right there.
Have you experienced a deep movement like this? How did it change your life?